Building Route 128

 
Building Route 128
                      from Arcadia Publishing From Arcadia Publishing comes Building Route 128, by Yanni Tsipis and David Kruh, a vivid document of the road’s planning and construction, from the early days of main streets and back roads in towns such as Dedham, Waltham, Lynnfield, and Beverly, through the construction – and reconstruction – of the modern expressway. The book includes previously unpublished images from the Massachusetts Department of Public Works archives as well as the archives of many of the over two dozen towns and cities through which the highway passes.


Here on this website, you can learn about the authors of the book, follow links to transportation-related websites, take a virtual tour of Route 128 (with pictures not included in the book, as well as movies taken of the road in 1951) and even book a speech on Route 128.

JUST ADDED: A page on the efforts to improve one of the worst highway interchanges in America